The presidential bill, which suggests toughening migrant regime and introducing strict criminal and administrative responsibility for violation of registration rules, has caused many social discussions. Human rights activists, who paid attention to admissibility of unreasonable restriction of social, economic and civil rights of both Russian and foreign citizens, took part in these discussions as well. The bill which doesn’t suggest reforms of old and ineffective bureaucratic procedures of ‘registration record’ will bring criminalization of millions of Russian and foreign people, and stateless citizens just because they need to use the right to choose a place of stay or living, right to work and right to travel, and will increase administrative barriers that can prevent people from using their rights in Russia.
The position of ADC ‘Memorial’ in live broadcast of current affairs programs ‘Last news. Reflection of the day’(100TV channel) and ‘Open studio’(‘5 channel’) was represented by the expert on work with labour migrants and representatives of ethnic minorities Andrey Yakimov.